A slotted hinged metal plate forming part of a fastening for a door or lid, fitted over a metal loop and secured by a pin or padlock. A similar metal plate on a trunk or suitcase with a projecting piece secured by the lock. To lock a door, window, or lid by securing the hasp over the loop of the fastening. Origin: Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch haspel and German Haspe.

‘He is hasped and hooped and hirpling with pain, limping and looped in it.’

Source: Seamus Heaney, Beowulf, p. 31

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